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Emmett Till Writings in New Collection

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Till Film Reignites Readership on Nearly 70-Year-Old Emmett Till Case

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Till Film Reignites Readership into Nearly 70-Year-Old Case

The streaming release of the Till film will begin on November 22 nationwide. Several writers from a recent collection have works in response to and inspired by the 1955 killing. The collection, Black Fire This Time, features the work of over 100 black writers from across the U.S., Caribbean and Africa.

"It was discovered during the course of publication that several writers had pieces about Emmett Till," said Heather Buchanan, publisher. "It was an amazing moment of recognition for our team about the impact of Emmett's murder resonating in black literature nearly 70 years after his death."

The Emmett Till works in Black Fire This Time include:

"What Mamie Till Gave the World" by Curtis L. Crisler

"Rosa Parks" by Nikki Giovanni

Excerpt from Blues for Mister Charlie by James Baldwin

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"Emmett Till" by Wanda Coleman

"Chapter 3" from Freshwater Road by Denise Nicholas

"Introduction: Furious Flower" by Joanne V. Gabbin

"Biography" by Clenora Hudson-Weems

"The Message" and "The Tude" by Staajabu

"Biography" by Michael Warr

"Tired of Running" by Halima J. Olufemi

"The Assassination of Emmett Till" by Paulette Pennington Jones

"We Are a Hated People" by Haki Madhubuti

The Black Fire This Time collection also contains the work of actress and Civil Rights-era activist Denise Nicholas, who attributes the Emmett Till case as inspiring her to write a semiautobiographical novel on her work registering voters in Jackson, Mississippi during the 1960s, when she arrived just three days before the bodies of three young freedom workers, James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi, and Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner from New York City. were found in Mississippi.

For more information about Black Fire This Time and its writers, email staff@WillowLit.net

Heather Buchanan

Source: Aquarius Press LLC
Filed Under: Books

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